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3 Weighted Plate Exercises That Will Absolutely Destroy Your Core

From lower abs to obliques, you'll work every muscle in your stomach<p>Need another way to absolutely destroy your core?<p>Grab a 45-pound plate, but don't plan to lift it up. Several of the most challenging core moves you can do involve that 45-pound plate (like this one).<p><b>Plate Plank:</b>Set a 45-pound …

This 3-Move Routine Will Help You Build the Perfect Chest

Blast your pecs from all angles in under 30 minutes<p>The basic pushup is the gold standard of bodyweight chest exercises, a perfect and simple way to start building a perfect set of pecs.<p>But if you want to round out your chest more quickly for beach season, it'll help to have some other weapons in …

New fitness app offers accessible workouts for people of all abilities

A new app is making fitness more accessible and inclusive — and it's all for a worthy cause.<p>The video-based app, called CPF Challenge, allows people …

Two Bearings, One Pivot, Zero Problems: Orange Mountain Bikes Five Review

A few months back Jeff and I headed up to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the first annual Fall Cyclofest. One of the brands we visited at the show …

Mountain Biking

This magical remote can control everything in your home

The 'Smart Remote' from 'Sevenhugs' adapts to whatever you point at<br>using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and infrared command.

Bluetooth

Adblock Fast returns to Google Play a week after being pulled

Late last month, the browser preinstalled on Samsung's Android phones gained support for content-blocking plugins, and the first plugin to support the functionality was a free and open-source solution called Adblock Fast. Rocketship Apps, the maker of Adblock Fast, uploaded the Android plugin on …

What to Expect When You Start Working Out Again After a Long Break

If you’re just now getting back into a workout routine after a few weeks off for the holidays, or after injuries or laziness kept you grounded for a …

Learning to Pick Locks Taught Me How Crappy Door Locks Really Are

About a month ago, I picked up a training lockpick set. I’ve always been curious about how lock picking works and how difficult it really is. In the …

The Ultimate Muscle-Building Grips for Curls and Flyes

The secret to bigger biceps and rear deltoids could lie in your thumbs and pinkies<p>Your thumbs and pinkies could hold the keys to better biceps and rear deltoids. Check out the video below to see where they should be placed during curls and flyes to better activate your muscles.<p><b>Biceps Curls</b><p>New grip: …

Home Theater Software Showdown: Kodi vs Plex

Who needs Netflix? With home theater apps like Plex and Kodi, you can roll your own sweet-looking library with all the TV shows and movies <i>you</i> like, …

Top 10 Ways to Browse the Web Better on Your Phone

Looking up things online is one of the main reasons most of us pay for a data plan, but let’s face it: Surfing the web on a tiny screen with a tiny …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Android 4.1+: …

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that …

Quickly Clear the Leaves in Your Yard With Some Flexible Plastic Sheeting

Raking leaves can take forever and wear you out. With some flexible plastic sheeting, however, you can clear up your lawn in no time at all.<p>Youtuber …

Learn How to Lead Different Types of Individuals With the "DiSC" System

A strong leader knows that different team members often require different communication tactics, and the “DiSC” behavior assessment system might help …

Give the Gift of Fitness With These Workout Tools and Gadgets

Whether you’re hitting the gym, the trails, or the road, a few well-chosen accessories can make the difference between an okay workout and a really …

15 ways to winterproof your mountain bike

Winter weather shouldn't be any reason to stop riding, but it is important to be aware of how tough these conditions can be on your bike and kit. …

After 40 years racing, mountain biking legend Tinker Juarez soldiers on

There is a purity about David "Tinker" Juarez. All the man has ever wanted to do is ride his bicycle. For the past 40 years, he's done that better …

3 Reasons You're Not Benching Bigger Numbers

Overcome these sticking points, and watch your bench press numbers skyrocket<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> This is Part 3 of a three part series on how to increase your strength in the “big three”: the barbell squat, deadlift, and bench press. In this story, you’ll discover three techniques for eliminating your …

7 Jump Rope Workouts To Blast Fat And Get Fit

<i>By A.C. Shilton for Men's Journal</i><p>Forget any association you had with jump ropes and gym class. The jump rope is a powerful workout tool. It builds cardio fitness, balance, agility and bone strength. It's also one of the best go-anywhere fitness accessories, fitting easily into even a crammed …

Climbing

The 25 Most Powerful Exercises from the 21-Day Shred

The Bodyweight Workout That Builds Strong Legs

Anthony J. Yeung, C.S.C.S.

20 apps and games to download for the new year

APPS<p><b>HERE BETA</b><p><b>Android - FREE</b><p>Looking for an alternative to Google Maps on your Android device? Nokia has made its maps and satnav app available in beta form for free. It’s impressive, whether navigating on foot or by car, particularly offline when reception is low or non-existent.<p><b>PAUSE - CURATED</b> …

Apps

The Body-Weight Abs Blaster

Send a shockwave through your six-pack<p>Four exercises. Two rounds. No weights necessary. “This bodyweight challenge might not look tough, but each move delivers a hit to your abs,” explains Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., author of <i>The IMPACT! Body Plan.</i> “And the cumulative impact of performing rep after rep …

3 Ways to Get a Great Workout at Planet Fitness

Make the most of your $10-a-month membership fee<p>When it comes to getting in shape, snagging a membership to a low-price gym—like Planet Fitness—is definitely one of the most cost-effective ways to reach your goals. (Any gym is better than no gym!) "However, since they've replaced traditional …

The Cutting-Edge Ab Exercise You've Never Heard Of

Want a stronger core? Grab a resistance band and start writing your ABCs<p>If you want a stronger core, steal a lesson from kindergarteners: Practice your ABCs.<p>The Alphabet Band Belly Press requires you to draw the letters A to Z in front of your chest with an anchored resistance band. “It’s tougher …

The Workout That Can Torch 3 Inches Off Your Belly!

Discover how you can blast body fat faster than ever<p>Don’t gear down your workouts this year: Step on the throttle instead. Crush every rep. Push yourself even harder. The results will be worth it. Our proof: These photos of Joshua Brady, an intellectual property attorney in Alexandria, Virginia.<p>In …

The Best MMA Cardio Workout

The 4-Move Fat-Loss Workout That Will Destroy Your Gut

Find just 30 minutes for this metabolism-revving routine<p>Do this 30 minute workout, and your metabolism will shoot through the roof for hours afterward. Using just your bodyweight, you'll go fast for one minute intervals, blasting fat and calories at a blazing pace. In fact, this type of workout …